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El Buho Especial Cuishe

El Buho Especial Cuishe is a limited release that is very hard to find. It is produced in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca with wild maguey Cuishe.

Rating: (7 reviews)
Brand:El Buho Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O110X
Mezcalero:Octavio Jiménez Monterroza
Maguey:Cuishe
Agave:Karwinskii
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 48%
Batch size: 1,297 liters (Lot 02/CSH)
Release year: 2017
Website: https://elbuhomezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

El Buho Especial Cuishe is a limited release made with wild maguey Cuishe (agave Karwinskii) sourced in San Pablo Huixtepec, Oaxaca. This mezcal is made in small batches that are traditionally produced in Santiago Matatlan. The first release of this was made in 2017 by Octavio Jiménez Monterroza. Lot 2 was was aged in stainless steel for 12 months.

El Buho Mezcal

El Buho Mezcal was founded by Jose Isaac “Pepe” Jimenez Mendez, who comes from a long line of mezcal producers, and TJ Steele, a Brooklyn-based chef. TJ and Pepe launched their mezcal brand with a mission to deliver a high-quality mezcal at an affordable price in an iconic bottle. El Buho Mezcal is a small batch mezcal that is made in the heart of Oaxaca.

7 reviews

3.5 out of 5

Rakhal

Rakhal

361 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

1 ounce sample no batch number. I love earthy Mezcals and this one is very nice. Decaying leaves, eucalyptus, oak, black pepper, golden raisins, peppermint, and roasted yams with brown sugar. This is tasty!

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

358 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Again, more pepper in this Buho dram. A little disjointed.. hot up front, but finish is short and smooth. Not my fave

Nils Barth

Nils Barth

6 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Clear. Herbal, pepper, white chocolate. Grass, pepper, minerals, earth, smoke. Chocolate finish.
Pleasant blanco, interesting chocolate.
Alcohol 48%
12 months stainless steel
Lot 02/CSH (2016)
Batch 1,297 L

meighmey

meighmey

18 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lot Unknown … Pepper mixed with dark chocolate on the nose; earth, grass and wood on the palate. Crisp dry finish. Enjoyed in a “wild & rare” flight, selection 3 of 4.

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Just a taste at the Agave: Spirit of a Nation screening. For whatever reason, I had discounted El Buho bc it seems like they have some frills in their bottles, but this was nice, liked the jabali better.

Jonny

Jonny

582 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Lot 01 from 2017. I get a lot of sugar and sweetness upfront on this. It’s incredibly easy to drink for 48% with almost no scent or taste of alcohol. Notes of caramel and salt water taffy. It’s got some nice hints of earth and raw green herbs as well. Very happy with this mezcal.

Tyler

Tyler

574 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Lots of candy and burnt sugar on this one. Really sweet with a short dry finish. Zero bite as 48% ABV. There is a bit of clove and sour apple here too. This agave Cuishe mezcal is tasty but the dry and sour finish makes it a 3-star for me; it doesn’t have the range of earthy and floral notes found in other Cuishe mezcals which I prefer. Lot 01 from 2017.

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